Rd18: Parra v Manly LIVE GAME DAY thread 21/7/19

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  1. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    this has been the best game day thread ive had the pleasure of being involved in when we have been getting flogged lol
     
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  2. Noise

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    Agreed. I think maybe because no one expected us to win.
     
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  3. Eelementary

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    He was far from our worst - and that's coming from me, a dude who is notoriously harsh on him.

    We were on the back foot all day; he did ok.
     
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    Guys I was out all day at Avalon of all places. I heard that the game changed when fat Paulo gave away a penalty on the last and they then made it 12 all.

    Can I have an executive summary? Who do we stab this week? I haven’t even seen the game and am blaming Brad Arthur.
     
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  5. DaveMc

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    Two words: Kane Evans.
     
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    I think this is a good idea actually ... let it roll for 30 mins or an hours so anyone can finish immediate replies to stuff ... then switch threads at a clear time afterwards
     
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  7. Eelementary

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    Thompson's try, and Parker's try, were 50-50 calls, imo.

    We were lucky. Should have had close to 50 put on us...
     
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    Precisely. He really couldn’t do much given our abysmal ruck
     
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  9. Noise

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    All our forwards were gash. They steamrolled us. We got ahead in the first half due to a good kicking game. They scored 4 tries in about 15 minutes and we never recovered.
    I repeat, our forwards were gash, particularly Evans and Tepai.
     
  10. TheParraboy

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    Our forwards were a big let down, only Paulo made more than 100m (114)
    Go forward was poor, there's was 60-70 metre gain all the time
    That in a nutshell was where we lost it, we were on the back foot in attack and defence

    Parker played like Reg Gasnier at times
     
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  11. Eelementary

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    The entire pack.

    Lane had the dropsies.

    Ma'u couldn't defend.

    Brown tried hard, but I felt he stifled our attack.

    Evans and Paulo were largely ineffective (because of how much defending they did).

    Tepai was useless, and the sooner he goes, the better.

    Niukore was ineffective.

    Only good forward we had was a 34-year old Gower...
     
  12. Gronk

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    You’re moderator material mate. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Eelementary

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    Yup!

    I usually give it to Mitch in spades, but he did the best he could, with what his pack dishes up.

    Actually, I think both halves did pretty well.

    But our ruck...it is diabolically bad.
     
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    That wouldn't be very lucky.
     
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    I thought Evans had good first stint, but his second stint ruined any comeback
     
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  16. Eelementary

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    Lol!

    Very true!
     
  17. Gronk

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    Agree. Lucky that Manly could not carry on with their first half form. The second half was pretty even.
     
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    I agree.

    He was probably rooted, due to all the defence he did, much like Paulo.
     
  19. Eelementary

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    I agree - we were much better in the second 40.

    Unfortunately, the damage had already been done by then...
     
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  20. TheParraboy

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    cheers

    yup one of the things we are looking at
     

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